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. thank you for being with us. and now just over one week from the obama's cluster taking effect or should i say the unleashing of the sequester. seemingly has his entire administration of full force forecasting horrifying events of the sequester is not stopped, and the president's threat million predicting disaster if the $85 billion in arbitrary spending cuts to is not prevented. we'll respect this president does a man of intellect and immense political acumen, a man of many seasons and parts, but he is also a man of many threats. the president wants to raise more taxes just a weeks after congress agreed to a higher taxes in order to reach agreement if faugh -- he's out pushing the politics of fear, dg his way or disaster. a sequester is a least, the military, he says, will be ready if called upon. the white house says fbi agents will be furloughed along with civilian federal employees. federal prosecutors allegedly will close cases and let criminals run free. air traffic controllers and airport security to be furloughed. thousands of teachers and educators and first responders all laid
the federal government has nothing to do with first responders, teachers, or administrators. the obama white house seems to want us to believe that the streets will be filled with both toddlers and crux, airports will resemble a ghost towns, and the federal government work force will be reduced by about one-third. scary. scary except we have heard all of this before. are very on president. we heard it in the debt ceiling debate. we heard it in the run-up to the fiscal cliff. remember this threaduring the debt ceiling debate back in the summer of 2011? i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd if we have not resolve this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. this is not just a matter of social security checks, veterans' check folks on disability and their checks. about 70 million checks that go out. lou: more recently in the linda congressional session in the fiscal. >> debate, president obama issued his threat. >> what has been holding us back is the dysfunction here in washington. and if people start seeing that on january 1st this problem
political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on lib ram agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners. that's why some democratic senators have begun to make demands well beyond what republicans can accept. but obama has chosen the second path. two weeks ago, as soon as a group of republican and democratic senators joined forces behind a unified approach to immigration reform, obama signaled his support for it. and this week in urging congress not to allow the so-called sequestration process to force spending cuts, the white house said that obama's budget pro
, about who won and lost. >> obama care is the law of the land. >> when we look back, we'll be better off. >> one week from today, the sequester spending cuts go into effect. it happens. president obama's unwillingness to put a plan on the table. >> the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it. it is incumbent upon the president and senate democrats to show us their plan, to stop the sequester from going into effect. >> march 1st, the day that the devastating sequestration cuts, the president's sequestration cuts take effect and we've yet to hear a plan from the president. we need the president to lead and come forward with his proposals. >> it is the president who proposed the sequester. it is the president who designed the sequester. the president gave a speech showing that he would like to replace it but has not put any details out there. >> no plan, we need a plan, the president needs to come forward with his proposals. it is the president who needs to give up the plan. i don't know if this is a failure of reading comp
growth, a rising thriving middle class. >> president obama delivered his fourth state of the union address tuesday. in attendance were senate and house members, six of the nine justices of the supreme court, the joint chiefs of staff, members of this cabinet and assorted dignitaries. over the course of one hour, the president unveiled proposals to boost the economy, help the middlal class, invest in the nation's aging infrastructure, create more high-tech manufacturing, a big emphasis, expand preschool education, up high school standards and make college more affordable >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth. >> the president also appeals to congress to work together on climate change, immigration reform, and particularly on the phony issue of automatic government budget cuts known as sequestration. >> question. when former president clinton took the helm during an economic downturn, he said he had a quote laser-like focus on
. how will president obama challenge republicans and seek common ground all at the same time? >>> and replacing the pope. with the holy father's sudden resignation, how do they pick the new one? soo good morning, i'm zoraida sambol sambolin. >> and i'm john berman with more breaking news just ahead. >>> north korea sending shock waves through the ground and around the world with its third test of an atomic test. this morning the white house is responding and allies in asia are calling emergency meetings as well. north korea's state-run news agency has announced, quote, they have success lil conducted a third underground nuclear test at a northern test site within that country. this after new york seismologists picked up a 5.1 earthquake in north crey a mile underground in the same area where they conducted two previous tests. the big question this morning how strong was the blast and how close is north korea to making a bomb that it can sell or launch. what does this mean for north korea's nuclear program? there are a lot of skeptics who say they do not have the capability to
with enforcement in the people. obama said he is not going for piece meal. >> he wants the whole enchilada. six times congress has passed an entry exit system. we think 40% of illegal aliens are visa overstays. we still don't have it. each time congress has backed off the bureaucracy resisted. congress mandated abortedder fence for most of the border. it is still not completed. anybody who thinks there will be enforcement is dreaming. the amnesty comes first and that is it. >> just a quick programming note before we go. i will be on "fox news sunday" this sunday so please check your local listings. and don't forget my new radio show. thank you you very much for watching us tonight. i'm laurie dhue i i'm laura inr bill o'reilly. the spin always stops here because we are always looking out for you! have a good weekend! captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >>> this is a fox news alert. day now of the tense hostage stand off in alabama. i'm eric in for sean tonight. first here is the back story. a gunman boarded a stopped school bus and demanded child hostages. when the bus driver refused
may go down as one of the worst weeks of the obama presidency all thanks to three straight days of dismal economic news and guess what the president did smack in the middle of the economic storm? shut down his jobs council. later a top obama advisor slams secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. find out what colorful language a white house insider is using to dehe scribe the former senator when we come right back. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just to stay alive... but feel alive. the new c-class is no exception. it's a mercedes-benz through and through. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's i
headed president obama a tax commission said that is costing ameca jobs, president obama keeps saying jobs is job number one. why are we not doing this. neil: i think, you know, i think that restaurants, i don't know why i'm fixated on food. but if someone else pays bill you don't care, when i go out, let's say, you try the me, steve, even though i know you are cheap and you wouldn't do, that i would order two appetizers and the expensive bottle o wine. >> that is why do i not ask you out for dinner. neil: and i think that americas are -- americans are the same way, if someone else is footing the bill who are you to look at price of the bill. where if you have skin in the game, you are all paying than you are more cog my sent not only -- co coggie -- was not ony service but the tip at the end. >> it reminds me of atlas shrugs, everyone had to have a man in washington in that story, in a economy where big business have to depend on their man in washington, what does that do to the little guy, there is a antigrowth, anticoffnes anticom. neil: let me say it would not kill us to at least
if washington can't avert the sequester? >>> president obama is tailoring his sales pitch today by talking to al sharpton and other minority radio hosts and yesterday by appearing on tv stations in states that will be hard hit by defense cuts. >> instead of us cutting education, instead of us kegt mental health programs, instead of us affecting military readiness and a whole range of other things that are really important to our security and our prosperity, we should be focused on programs we know don't work, waste in government, and some of these tax loophole that is we can close that frankly only benefit the well off and the well connected. >> in connecticut today vice president biden and parents of a 7-year-old sandy hook victim are tackling gun violence together. >> plus, a first fashion line. could a fragrance be next? jimmy kimmel sees opportunity knocking for the strug lingpost office. >> introducing a new fragrance by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal
this hour. president obama continues to warn the nation about upcoming spending cuts that could go into effect march 1st. in his weekly address to the nation he blamed republicans for the crisis. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. unfortunately, it appears that republicans in congress have decided that instead of compromising, instead of asking anything of the wealthiest americans, they'd rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. >> republican senator john hoven of north dakota delivered the weekly address and said congress has done its part. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is why won't he work with with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> republican governors meeting today in washington are asking the federal government to solve the spending crisis and not to add to the burden on the states. >> don't pass the balancing the federal budget on the backs of state governments because we're still re
money under obama care, but should they be forced to cover husbands and wives alike? this is what you dweeted me, the spouse is not covered otherwise and family too, but steve disagrees saying companies showrm be forced to cover anybody. we asked the questions on our website, 27% said yes and 73% said no. tonight, i agree with mayor bloomberg, can you believe i'm saying this? the man who banned soda, salt, and anything fun in new york city is in the right this time. bloomberg view stowed what could have been the most aggressive measure to have employers ignore unemployed job seekers. it bans ads say unemployed need not apply, but this one let'ses rejected applicants sue employers. all this does is produce more lawsuits, not more jobs. you can't make blanket laws like this. that's my who twenties more. that's all for tonight's willis report. thank you for joining us. have a great night. see you back here monday. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody the day can be described as quiet from washington to the middle east, where as two days for market selloffs brought i told you sos from some wa
obama seems stressed out about sequestration. >> tom: well, he is kidding some people i guarantee you. and he thinks there is something up with the drone program. >> tom: strange, like the pause because it is strange. thanks to everybody that contacted the show this week. keep your comments coming in. we're open for business 24/7. check out facebook page. you can follow me on twitter. by the way, on the facebook page there is a little app if you want to listen the radio show, it's right there. all the ways to contact us is the main website which is my name, tomsullivan.com. we are many stations around the country and like i said. you can click the button on my website. it's every weekday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. eastern. we'll have another great tv show for you next week on fox business. in the meantime, i hope to hear you on the radio. lou: good evening, everybody the day can be described as quiet from washington to the middle east, where as two days for market selloffs brought i told you sos from some wall street gurus. today's triple digit rally in the dow was unobserved by those who
. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some tax increases, and they say, you know what, all these cuts, sure it's a meat clever approach, not a scalpel, but at least they're cuts, and it's not about tax increases. we kind of -- they believe that to maintain the core of who the republic
of ed koch. >>> beer prices could rise, but not if president obama has anything to say about it. we've got the details on the next move by the department of justice on anheuser-busch. >>> ten years ago today, the space shuttle columbia tragedy rocked the country. today a new shocking story of what nasa knew has america talking. we have the real story here tonight. good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. a big thank you tonight for hillary clinton for finally saying what really needed to be said. today was clinton's final day as secretary of state. she begins her life as a private citizen tomorrow. and for now, she has nothing to lose politically. so when the associated press asked clinton about the republican lawmakers who grilled her on benghazi, this was the secretary's response. "they just will not live in an evidence-based world, and that's regretle. it's regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances." amen to that. the president might not be able to call out republicans like this
, everybody. president obama today fresh from a three day vacation and a dustup for the white house press corps push in the lumen sequester cuts to the top of the public agenda. $85 billio$85 billion of arbitry spending cuts per week, sure and there would be no sequester and now with nine days remaining before it all goes into effect, he is basically complaining republicans aren't leaning on the issue. mr. obama has not tan any initiative to bring republicans and democrats together for a discussion, let alone a negotiation. and he hasn't even called republican leadership to talk about a mpromise on sequester. instead, listen as the president doesn't acknowledge the sequester originated in the white house, and that he bears great responsibility for resolving the issue. >> republicans face a simple choice, are they willing to compromise to protect vital investments in education and health care and national security and all the jobs that depend on it. where would ey rather put hundreds of thousands jobs and hourl entire economy at riso close loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americ
stole the show from president obama last night. it is this lady who is 102 years old, she was the guest of michele obama. as a haitian immigrant, she has become an icon in society. she waited in the early voting line for three hours. only to get told that you come back. she made a fuss, came back to castroville, and her inspiring story went viral. there she is, all dressed up. they are saluting her, i don't know what this was, but there you go. >> i waited in line for two hours or more with my baby strapped to my chest. >> you did? >> i did. melissa: that is all the money that we have for you today. here comes gerri willis. gerri: hello, everybody, i am gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report", president obama hitting the road to promote his federal spending programs with this crazy idea. >> nothing i am proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. also, the plan to hike the minimum wage to $9 per hour. a boot to the economy or a jobs killer? i will break it down. and, we'll president obama's latest plan keep your money safe? "the willis report" is on the case. ge
scale. there's new pressure for president obama to retaliate against china after reports say the chinese army has been behind a series of cyber attacks on the u.s. the white house is reporting considering fines and other trade penalties. china denies any involvement, but hacking, those stories are big today. back to you, nicole, you're watching google the day after it it broke above 800, where is it? >> yeah, hey, well, let's talk about google, right? hey, i was checking on it, 8.07 was the high and new hundred level and he's he shouting his opening trades and you can see it above the 800 mark at 805, a good one. stuart: and it broke above 800 on our air as of this time yesterday. nicole, yahoo! what's with it, a new look or something, what's that? >> a new look and the stock is up about 1/2 a percent for yahoo! and that's one that we'll watch as the new look as well on their site. so, keep an eye on that one as well. when i think about google though, i have to double-check, but when that initial public offering happened, i think it was like $84 or something. stuart: yes. >> and it's at
and obama thinks he has them on the ropes and republicans cannot seem to get themselves together. >> we just heard dr. paul say it was the president's idea. wasn't it? >> who cares? it's a bad idea on both sides. it's the blame game. it is the president's responsibility far more than anyone else, particularly a second term president who just won reelection. it's his responsibility to rise above this nonsense. he's not doing it. >> ought to show you something. this was a cover during the mid- 1990's and the speaker of the house complained that he had to exit air force one by the rear door, but that's not the point. the public complained and blamed president clinton, but after a while, his numbers went up and gingrich himself has said that the budget standoff with the single most avoidable mistake as speaker. you can never be sure how these things are going to play. >> the gingrich example is certainly instructive. he was the man of the year for "time" and he plummeted to 16% favorable. that is just a little bit south of donald trump. those are really bad numbers. he never fully recovered from
. obama has not had to listen to people who see it differently. he had to listen to 25 minutes, the left is outraged, lecturing the president, and some have taken note. dr. ben carson should be be president. the tax the rich policy is shaky and obamacare is a disaster, but the debate on what to do, what's right to do about it is back on the front burner. "varney & company" is about to begin. did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. >> i've got to tell you this was a monday morning stunner. pope benedict announcing he will step down at the end of the month, the first time a pontiff has resigned in over half
. the biggest message you took away? caller: what president obama was talking about -- what is he going to do for people like me who do not have the money to pay for healthcare? how are we going to have insurance? how will we pay the bills? how will we go to the dr. and get it taken care of? host: president obama will be in the south, georgia, north carolina, what do you want to hear next? caller: i want to hear about the reform. what can he do for me as far as that. how can he help me get me some insurance so i can take care of my bill? host: eastern pennsylvania, republican line, welcome. caller: i would like to just say that president obama can talk the talk, but can he really walk the walk? host: in what sense? go ahead and turned on your tv while you are talking to us. what do you want to see him do next? caller: i would like to see him follow through on health care for medicare and senior citizens and all the people who cannot afford insurance. and insurance is increasing dramatically for normal middle- class people. they will be losing their jobs the cows of the factor that these compa
stories throughout this hour. but first. >>> new today, president obama take aim at congressional republicans with just six days until the painful across the board budget cuts take effect, if no deal can be reached to avert the sequester. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid' schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> meantime, republicans are defending their record, putting the blame on the president. senator john hobin of north dakota delivered this week's republican address. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is, why won't he work with us? and the answer quite simply is because he wants higher taxes. >> let's go to the white house and nbc's k
obama will say, it is the other guys that did it, it's not me, and the blame will stick. lou: is it that republicans don't understand resident obama is playing smartly and for keeps? it is like the republicans do not understand that this is not a dress for her soul. it is a reality. it is now. it is urgent. >> we have seen a lack of consensus in every level. the republicans are ready for someone to stand up and say, wait a minute. lou: all of our colleagues on this network are sayng it. give us an answer. >> the democratiparty in 1984, they just got beaten by in the 1980s. and then they had one more loss in 1988 before they really woke up and change their children under the direction of bill clinton in 1992. it happened to republicans as well. lou: we will take our comfort in his report onight. judith miller, hank sheinkopf, thank you for being with us. coming up tomorrow, we will be joined by congressman nunes of california and ambassador john bolton. please join us, we will see you tomorrow goodnight, from new york. neil: all right, china. we are warning you. one more time
china is crossing a real big line, and president obama, should drop everything to address this. ' to start with you jed. we hear about cyber war and cyber warfare, i'm not sure a lot ofeople take it seriously, can you describe what is at stake? >> every 6 rhet secret that we n our nation, and every computer network that runs virtually everything we do. this is serious stuff, maybe short of an act of war, but china has been going on, for a long time on pr this path, i think about 5 years ago they hacked in army's computer system in pentagon shutting down the e-mail. this is not new, titan rain code name, you know there is two types of government agents in u.s., those who have been hacked by china, and those who don't know they have been hacked this happens roughly a hundred times a day, attacks coming in from china from all sorts of places mostly guangdong province, this is say military effort. charles: michelle. no react, i rarely hear anything from washington in a political realm we hear china manipulating currency but no one talked about this which seems more dangerous? >> i
of my friends say they would much rather lose. >> if that's the modus going forward, advantage obama the next 18 month or so, he will always pivot off this tri fur kated screen. >> and cokie, i know you were in the kindergarten in the '60s so you don't remember this. >> right. >> why don't you compare the republican party where it was from '60 to '68. >> many of the people in the conservative movement at the time, it was movement will say, look, we lost in '64, but it laid the groundwork for the reagan victory in '80. that was republican party they would say we were proud of opposed to the weak imitation of the democrats that they considered rockefeller and nixon. they think it was a success. look, if you look right now at where the party is an where the people are, it doesn't add up. talk about math, this -- the republican party is the party of white guys and michael. >> you saw what they did with me. >> white men are 34% of the population. >> and marco rubio. >> you can't make a party of that. you can't do it. when registonald reagan was ele in 1980, white men were 46% of the elect
was general electric jeremy emerald. after that, and addresses by president obama to read the 100th anniversary of the federal income-tax. >> having observed a steady improvement in the opportunities and well-being of our citizens, i can report to you that the state of the youthful union is good at. >> once again in keeping with time-honored tradition, i come to report on the state of the union. i am pleased to report america as much to improve. there is good news to believe they good will continue. but it is to report on the state of the union. to set forth our responsibilities and the board of our founders to set a more perfect union. the set of the union and strong that. >> as we gather tonight, our nation is at war. our economy as a in a recession. the civilized world is as unprecedented in just the state of a reunion has never been stronger. >> it is because of our people the feature is hopeful. the journey goes forward. the state of the union a strong. >> tuesday, president obama delivers this year poses address starting at 8:00 eastern and the president at 9:00 followed by th
&p that cut the u.s. aaa credit rating back in august august 2011. unbelievable. meanwhile, the obama administration has been getting called out for picking winners and losers in the energy sector, mostly losers. a new bill would eliminate all of the energy, all of the energy tax credits. would that make it even playing field for people in that this is? running me now, republican congressman of kansas superposed the bill. congressman, welcome to the show. are you trying to accomplish with this? >> several things, first of all. thank you for having me on the show and talk about this. this is about affordable energy for the folks in kansas and california. affordable energy that they can depend on and rely on. our tax cut has become one that favors folks with a political ties and not those customers. in so many energy companies to get back to doing what they're supposed to do, creating value through finding customers, not political patrons. my legislation does just that, getting rid of every single energy tax credit in the entire code. i am all for it. we should close these loopholes for
is in washington to see the speech as is nbc's chuck todd. and former obama campaign adviser robert gibbs is here as well. robert, i understand that i am for the first time tonight able to introduce you as an msnbc contributor. congratulations on that. thanks for being here. >> thank you. i'm happy to be here. >> gun safety reform, immigration reform, climate change, education reform, election reform, ending the war in afghanistan. the president has been explicit that these are all on deck for his second term agenda. how do you pick which of these things can be helped along by prominent placement in a speech like that? >> i think that's what will be interesting to see tonight. the president begins by talking about the budget difficulties and situations we have to deal with over the next couple of weeks. get into a huge priority like immigration and clean energy which the president has. and i expect this speech will end with a pretty emotional call for doing something on gun safety. >> we're right now looking at a live picture of the justices of the supreme court having been announced and entering
stuart: we just had time to squeeze in the "highlight reel." >> president obama and harry reid wants more "revenue." >> and looking to expand it. >> republicans would have been blamed for any tax increase on the middle class. >> the end result being he takes more money off of wealthy people. >> it slows us down gradually. >> many can say texas don't matter. of course they will in the long run. stuart: here we come. what a perfect moment to throw it to dagen and connell. connell: good morning, everyone. dagen: america is a good bet. here to tell you why. connell: one of our guests in this hour could be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mar
nose and carrying out his threat to test a nuclear device. in a direct jab at the obama administration, north korea warns quote, if the u.s. continues with their hostility, it would be inevitable to continuously conduct a stronger second or third measure. president obama quick to react calling the test, quote, highly provocative. it is seen as a new challenge to mr. obama's efforts to keep the north from becoming a full-blown nuclear power. china, north's main ally, also criticizing this test, as does russia, as does south korea, as does japan and many others. >>> president obama to give the state of the union address tonight. we know what one of his bombshells will be. cnn's jake tapper breaking the news. the president will announce by this time next year 34,000 american troops will be home from afghanistan. that's about half of all of the u.s. troops, who are currently in afghanistan right now. >>> the senate armed services committee will vote today on the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary. mr. hagel has encountered strong opposition from some members. but his nominatio
in this as well. some people do not even know how to find it. ashley: president obama pointed the finger at congress again today. urging lawmakers to act. >> congress allows this meet cleaver approach to take twice. it will jeopardize our military readiness, it will eviscerate job readiness and education and medical research. ashley: while the president surrounded by first responders asked congress for a short-term fix. if the sequester were to take waste, hundreds of thousands of emergency personnel would have their jobs in jeopardy. if congress were to take action, it looks like it would be down to the wire. just eight days to go until the cuts hit. the president prodding coming just after deficit talks. lou dobbs coming up in just a few minutes to wait in on that. tracy: i guess this is their fourth in three years. office depot and officemax in talks to merge. could staples be the big winner here? ashley: new details in the multibillion-dollar diamond heist in belgium. this story straight out of the movies. cheryl: it is like oceans 11. let take a look at metals. gold, silver, copper
obama doesn't have to face any tough questions, does he, about gas prices, about the so-called armageddon that he's predicting if the spending cuts go through. why is that? we're talking about it coming up the top of the hour and number two, greenies insist of keystone pipeline will make global warming worse and oil from canada's tar sands is so dirty it will pollute the environment more. we'll be joined by a sensible environmentalists saying the left is promoting a climate of fear. wait until you hear this, a company that sets up a fake girlfriend for you on-line, even sends fake messages and voice mails. we'll tell you how much it costs. will people really pay for this? i bet they do. we're talking about it at 9:50 this morning. let's get back to the price of oil. wow, look at that. 93.17. way, way down, down two bucks, that's a selloff. will gas prices follow? we shall see. the honeymoon could be over for the markets. the fed hints that it will stop printing. and it's just a hint. radio host and former investment banker carol roth is here. her take on that and jon cor
? president obama held meetings today with top ceos and labor leaders. we have all the latest details. >>> plus the justice department body slammed standard & poor's alleging it defrauded investors over mortgage securities rating. is s&p cooked? john eagan, ceo of eagan jones rating company joins us exclusively to react. >>> the entire electronic industry could be turned upside down. foxconn workers in china will get the first free union vote. these guys produced 40% of the world's electronics. will this push up the price of your smartphone? you might want to embrace for impact. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let's take a look at today's market moments. stocks recovered after the worst day of the year. solid u.s. and european economic data helped put the bulls back on the track. the dow briefly climbed back above the 14,000 mark and pared session highs closing up 99 points. nasdaq and s&p 500 each gained more than 1%. >>> starting off tonight with president obama's big plan. using immigration reform to achieve a quote, balanced deficit reduction wh
of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. and so it is with president obama's most cherished block, obamacare, promises that turned out to be untrue like you can keep your doctor. your plan will change, or medicare will be. today payments will be cut, and they are steep. the program affected medicare advantage. as the medicare program in which private insurers provide health insurance to seniors and then paid back by the government. those payments now expected to be much lower. the insurance industry says $11 billion lower. the new payments rates are still not final, but the news sent shares and health care stocks tumbling today. look at this. he managed down 11%. it rebounded slightly. still closing down more than 6%. it's not just talk oldest and denied there. paul ryan he was accused of throwing granny off the cliff. remember this? who is throwing granny off the cliff now? the effective date is with advancing years been described by the health insurance lobby is a crushing blow. the 14 million americans rely on medicare advantage now. now at a disadvantage. many insurance compan
run up the score. >> but clearly president obama has an agenda. >> we, the people -- >> and it's one that he wants to get as many of those touchdown scored on those plays that he wants to run as possible. >> a republican party hampered by too many penalties. >> if you dawdle, you get a penalty. they need to be moving the ball down the field. >> when george allen looks at pro quarterback colin kaepernick he. >> he didn't go to top ten team, passed over in the draft by many other teams and now here he is with an extraordinary talent leading the 49ers into the super bowl and he's my pick to be the mvp. >> he sees florida republican senator marco rubio. >> he ran for the u.s. senate. he was running against the governor in his own party. so, it was kind of a, you know, insurgent upstart approach to have the temerity to actually think that he could knock off the governor, which he, obviously, did for the nomination and won. >> despite the similarities, allen has a clear preference. his book jacket notes, the reason you like sports more than politics is because sports makes sense and
employs. >> this is the worst defense i have heard. this is an obama-type defense on spending cuts. next thing you want is revenues to help the post office go through. what's go pac? i'm sorry. >> it's a teachable moment as guy talked about. this is what happens when you allow the government to come in and run an industry that in treery is private. it is not. any decision the post office wants to make to become more efficient, they have to say mother may i. in this administration you see whether it's the epa that wants to continue to regulate the energy industry, trying to do more in the car industry, trying to take over the health care industry. >> can i just interject? you see the problems between government has mother may i decisions over the economy. >> it has nothing to do with the obama administration. the problems of the post office go back way before president obama existed. the reality is it's an inefficient organization that has to answer to the government to make decisions. the problem is people aren't using the post office. >> let me make a quick point. first of all it's not
on the table than turning the government over to barack obama to find the cuts. i don't like that proposal at all. >> do you plan to work with the republicanless and put a plan on the table. >> there you? q. >> i want to get my republican colleagues to cum up with ape plan. if we start laying people off and get fur lowed one day out of five you don't get paid. we should have memberings of congress pay docked. if why ask conscience did contractors and people in the government to suffer because we can't find 1.2 trillion and instead of firing the soldierings. we ought to fire the pol. we need to reduce our pay by one-fifth. >> i think that is it a great idea and just like the americans applaud here in the studio today. >> the president was the one who proposed it this is it the president speaking about it two years ago >> already some in congress are trying to undo automatic spending cuts. my message to them is simple, no. i will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic sphending cuts domestic and defense spending. >> this employees his idea and yet he is blaming the republicans. does h
of greece? check out the front cover of the latest addition. "we follow president obama's plan, the u.s. will be in worse shape than greece is today." it will take 25 years, maybe sooner. the federal debt is the problem. we have to make serious spending cuts now. we could be like greece. interesting. and frightening. tracy: nobody is cutting anything any time soon. what do they drink in greece? ashley: -- tracy: okay. get that out. revealing illegal immigrants would be allowed to come and become legal permanent residents. marco rubio had this to say. >> it would be dead on arrival in congress, leaving us with unsecured orders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come. no surprise. lou dobbs is here and has something to say about this. lou: i am not riled up, by the way, at all. this is entirely to be expected. the bipartisan plan, which they almost have complete. they have not been paying attention for the past four and a half years. this is a partisan issue. the republicans clamoring as best they are darling little hearts can do to catch up. they are not doing so. i am
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